Prince Edward News

BWW TV: ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus Perform with MAMMA MIA! Cast at Oliviers!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2014

On Sunday 6 April, the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 15th birthday in London. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who have rarely performed together since ABBA disbanded in 1982, joined the cast of MAMMA MIA! in a musical finale at this year's Olivier Awards as part of the birthday celebrations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a clip of the duo singing 'Thank You For The Music' with Emma Crossley from the London cast of MAMMA MIA! at the 2014 Olivier Awards! (more...)

Ryan Smith Releases 'Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Ryan Smith, one of the new voices of his generation, shares the creativity of a remarkable journey in this work of poetry. Ryan Smith speaks to readers from his creative mind, emotionally and rawly, but also very insightfully. This is a book to value, a book about seeing his vision, about using past and future experiences, about the power of the word, and about the power of inspiration to move and motivate one's life. Lyrically and visually, Ryan Smith's new timeless work displays a shift of the youth on every page. 'I've always loved to write since school. Maya Angelou and many other great poets have inspired me to become a better, wiser writer and Poet. I hope that my Poetry can help and inspire many...My Goal is to become a worldwide known poet and I'm determined to do so,' says the author. 'Many call Ryan Smith an inspiration and a new leader for this generation, praising his abilities to create a powering touch between lyrics, writing and creativity,' Alberto Ibarra. 'Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Information: Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul Author: Ryan Smith Publisher: Xlibris ISBN: 978-1493114054 Published: October 2013 Pages: 122 Genre: Poetry, Personal Reflections About The Author: Born on December 2, 1988 in Farmville, Virginia, Ryan began writing poetry while a student at Prince Edward County High School, which during that 4 year span he decided to make writing a future career path. Good friend Jason Paris was one of the first to notice Ryan's ability with writing and gave him the nickname Ryan the Poet. At age 15, Ryan began entering Poetry Contest placing in the top 20 in each of his writing entries. Ryan once stated 'Writing for me has become a huge part of my life for me to express myself through poetry and storytelling.' Today, he continues to write poetry as well as being an activist and helping others when in need. For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact: Ryan Smith Email: onebuck_08@yahoo.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/smithrc1988 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryan-C-Smiths-Poetry/108998542460329 Instagram: http://instagram.com/poeticman1988 (more...)

Rebecca Lock Joins Cast Of MAMMA MIA! From June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Following the recent 15th birthday celebrations for MAMMA MIA! in London, there will be major cast changes from Monday 9 June 2014. Rebecca Lock will be joining the cast as Rosie, Alasdair Harvey as Harry, Charles Daish as Bill and Alice Stokoe as Sophie Sheridan and Lloyd Green as Sky. (more...)

Konica Minolta Acquires Pitney Bowes Canada's Document Imaging Solutions Business
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON -  Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada's Document Imaging Solutions (DIS) business, consisting of the hardware and document management software solutions segment, which generated approximately CAN$82 million in revenue in 2013.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rehearsals Now Underway for West End Revival of MISS SAIGON!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Rehearsals for the revival are currently underway in London - and you can check out a video featuring Eva Noblezada (Kim) arriving in London, introductions from the creative team, and behind-the-scenes content from the rehearsal studio! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 15th Anniversary in London on 6 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

On Sunday 6 April, the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will celebrate its 15th birthday in London. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who have rarely performed together since ABBA disbanded in 1982, will join the cast of MAMMA MIA! in a musical finale at this year's Olivier Awards as part of the birthday celebrations. This historic performance will be televised for the ITV highlights show, which will be broadcast at 22:15 on Sunday 13 April. MAMMA MIA! has also extended its booking period to 25 April 2015. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre to Present RICHARD III, 4/24-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

From April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents Children of Eden in Concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the semi-staged performance is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The all-star Broadway cast includes Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Jeremy Jordan and will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This one-time-only event is made possible by the HRH Foundation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening tonight, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

Canadian Playwright Daniel Macdonald to Make UK Debut with VELOCITY, April 27-May 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and another in its acclaimed series introducing Canada's finest playwrights to the UK, the European premiere of Daniel Macdonald's Velocity opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 27 April 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

MISS SAIGON Star Rachelle Ann Go Arrives In The West End For Rehearsals & Tours UK
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 09, 2014

The hotly anticipated revival of international smash hit mega-musical MISS SAIGON by the team of Alain Boublil and Claude Michel-Schonberg is gearing up for a West End revival spearheaded by original producer Cameron Mackintosh and one of the stars of the new production is already on location in the UK preparing to play her part - Rachelle Ann Go. (more...)

Marion de Vries & Kelli Fox Among Creative Team for Blythe Festival's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Artistic Director Marion de Vries has announced the directors and creative teams for the upcoming 2014, 40th Season of Blyth Festival. (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go Reveals That Lea Salonga Encouraged Her to Audition for MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Rachelle Ann Go will be the new 'Gigi' in the show and she recently revealed in an interview with Hola! that she has original star Lea Salonga to thank for the role. Go told Hola!: 'It's Miss Lea (Salonga) who really told me to go for the audition. But before that, I got to watch Miss Saigon in Canada in 2010. When I watched it, I told myself, "One day, I will do that." So in 2012, there was an audition and my friends encouraged me, but I was afraid. But eventually, they persuaded me, so I tried it out here in Manila.' (more...)

Festival Players of Prince Edward County Announce 2014 Season: RADIO :30, TEST DRIVE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF Prince Edward COUNTY has announced their eighth season of professional live theatre including RADIO :30 by Chris Earle, TEST DRIVE by Dave Carley and a new summer showcase, SUNDAY SERIES @ HUFF ESTATES. Single tickets are on sale now at www.festivalplayers.ca. (more...)

Molloy and Booth Join Cast Of FINGS AIN'T WOT THEY USED T'BE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 andJoanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISS SAIGON's New 'Gigi' Rachelle Ann Go Sings 'Movie in My Mind'
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. In the video below, watch the new 'Gigi,' Rachelle Ann Go, perform 'Movie in My Mind' (more...)

Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More Star in URINETOWN at St. James Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Jamie Lloyd is directing the UK premiere of URINETOWN The Musical, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The musical runs at the St James Theatre from tonight, 22 February until 3 May 2014, with opening night on 11 March 2014. (more...)

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